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Author Topic: Calling all Hornologists (Updated)  (Read 921 times)

Offline cowmanhunter

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Calling all Hornologists (Updated)
« on: August 09, 2009, 06:04:24 PM »
Will this deer develop a normal rack or is this deer done something to him self or his rack. Is he not through growing yet and the rest will fill in? This deer looks very mature and has plenty of beam Im wondering what is up withthe rest.
The deer on the left in the first pic.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2009, 08:40:37 AM by cowmanhunter »
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Re: Calling all Hornologists
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009, 06:14:17 PM »
I'm not a hornologist, and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last last either!  But....Its is hard to say, but he may just turn into a wide 6 pt.  I "harvested" one similar about three years ago.  He was only a 5pt w/ very short points, but he had an 18 1/2 inch spread.  This buck may turn out similar to him.  My buck was also old as dirt, his teeth were worn almost to the gum line.  Hard for me to tell in the picture, but he could have some age on him as well. 
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Re: Calling all Hornologists (Updated)
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 09:00:19 AM »
Daylight same deer in color. WV you out there. Give me an opinion what is this deer gonna do, horn wise and what do you think age wise.
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Re: Calling all Hornologists (Updated)
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 09:04:06 AM »


i say it will always be that way with a oddity to it..


what does MR WV Say.
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Re: Calling all Hornologists (Updated)
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 09:04:25 AM »
More pics
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Re: Calling all Hornologists (Updated)
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 11:51:55 AM »
Well he looks to be a mature deer I would say 3 1/2 or so. But he is what he is for this year anyway. That buck is very questionable in my book if you have not got a lot of hunters around you and you think he would be pretty safe........well you may want to consider letting him walk till next year. You never no what another year might bring. I have seen them go from a jacked up rack to a nice trophy in a year or two.
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Re: Calling all Hornologists (Updated)
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 02:00:58 PM »
Well it looks like he is spending a lot of his antler energy on width and main beam length. It looked like it was so worried about beam length it forgot the brow on the left side and give it extra energy to push the tine taller than the other tine. I know energy is not the best word to use but it fills the purpose. I really think he will just be a Big Wide 5 pt. Impressive 5 point. Keep the pictures cowman. Personally I don't like to try and gauge a deers age by summers pictures because it is a time were they are at their lowest body weight. But he does have a thick neck so I would guess older than a 2 1/2. Will the rack be the same next year. @--0--0117 That's what I like about these animals.You never know.
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Re: Calling all Hornologists (Updated)
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 02:06:23 PM »
Well it looks like he is spending a lot of his antler energy on width and main beam length. It looked like it was so worried about beam length it forgot the brow on the left side and give it extra energy to push the tine taller than the other tine. I know energy is not the best word to use but it fills the purpose. I really think he will just be a Big Wide 5 pt. Impressive 5 point. Keep the pictures cowman. Personally I don't like to try and gauge a deers age by summers pictures because it is a time were they are at their lowest body weight. But he does have a thick neck so I would guess older than a 2 1/2. Will the rack be the same next year. @--0--0117 That's what I like about these animals.You never know.

Well there you go from DR. Whitetail himself....If anyone will no Mike will.
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Re: Calling all Hornologists (Updated)
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009, 02:17:28 PM »
Well then I will definately scratch him from my list and give him a pass, but if he walks in front of cowboyhunter(this will be his first year) all bets are off. @--0--0105
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Re: Calling all Hornologists (Updated)
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2009, 05:05:52 AM »
I agree with Bogo.  He might just eventually get to be a really nice one.  If he doesn't, then at least he will be unique.
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